University of Bologna

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world rank  162

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University Overview

Established in 1088, Università degli Studi di Bologna (University of Bologna) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bologna (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Emilia-Romagna. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cesena, Ravenna, Rimini, Buenos Aires. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Università degli Studi di Bologna (UNIBO) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Università degli Studi di Bologna (UNIBO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 932 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Italian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Bologna
Acronym UNIBO
Founded 1088
Motto Alma Mater Studiorum
Nourishing Mother of the Studies

University Location

Address Via Zamboni, 33
Bologna (population range: 250,000-499,999)
40126 Emilia-Romagna
T +39 051 209 9965
F +39 051 209 9372
Other locations Cesena, Ravenna, Rimini, Buenos Aires

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Via Zamboni, 33
Bologna 40126

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Bologna's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes



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  • International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation IASP

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020